India: Botanical research awards

Two awards for K. M. Matthew SJ, professor of botany and director of the Anglade Institute of Natural History, Shembaganur (Tamil Nadu). He has been elected to the Foreign Membership of the Linnean Society of London (the world?s oldest extant biological society, and a leading forum for contemporary discussions on genetics and natural history). The Linnean Society has described him as ?the most productive Indian taxonomist ever? and appreciated the botanical researchers at the Rapinat Herbarium founded by him (HL00204). The Department of Environment of the Tamil Nadu State government has also recognised Fr Matthew in appreciation of the Anglade Institute?s environmental awareness campaign, which has trained about 56,000 people completely free of charge through its three-day training programme over the past 18 years. [HL21004]